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Aglaia (Alexander) Ionides[1]

Female 1834 - 1906  (71 years)


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  • Name Aglaia (Alexander) Ionides 
    Born 20 Dec 1834  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB on tombstone
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Aug 1906  1a Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She committed suicide the day after the death of her daughter, Calliope.
    • Estate valued at £13736 1s 8d, resworn £13905 19s 8d administered at London 13 Sep 1906, by William Feilden Craies, barrister, and Andre Alexander Ionides esq. [2]
    • Death notice appeared in The Times (London) 21 Aug 1906.
    Buried 23 Aug 1906  Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial record a38121. Archimandrite Agathangelos Moschovakis officiating. [3]
    • burial plot no. 30480, no. 76 on Greek plan, reg. pg. 13620, no. 38121 [4]
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1906, 1a Holland Park, Middlesex, London, England.
    • She was a well-known literary hostess and a friend of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. She posed for Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), while William Morris (1834-1896), G.F. Watts (1817-1904) and George du Maurier (1834-1896) were frequent guests at her house. Du Maurier described her as "one of the most charming women" in the London artists' circle of the mid-nineteenth century. She had a warm friendship with William Morris. [5]
    • She made dresses used by Burne-Jones in his paintings. [6]
    • Maria Cassavetti, along with her cousins Aglaia Coronio and Marie Spartali, "whose beauty, wealth, and independence of mind made them popular in London art circles, she was known as one of the Three Graces." [7]
    • Drawn by Rossetti in 1870. Appears (far left) in Burne-Jones's ‘The Mill’ (1870-82) - Ionides Collection, V&A. With Mary Cassavetti and Marie Spartali she was one of the Pre-Raphaelite ‘Three Graces’.
    • Her portrait was painted three times by G. F. Watts and also by Legros, Meadows and Cousens. Friend of Burne-Jones and of William Morris.
    • The 1881 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander C. Ionides, 70, retired merchant and late cousul general of Greece, naturalized British subject; wife Euterpe, 64, both b. Constantinople; grandsons Andrew A., 4; Ambrose A, 2 3/4; George A. 1 3/4; granddaughter Aglaia, 6 months, all b. London; & 6 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 54, merchant, b. Constantinople, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe], 45, b. London, Finsbury Circus; daughter Calliope, 24; son John, 23, both b. Tulse Hill, London; & 3 servants.
    • The 1891 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Alexander A. Ionides, 51, cousul general of Greece, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; wife Isabel, 37, b. Marseille; Andre A., 14; George A. 12; daughter Aglaia, 10; Penelope, 9, all b. London Kensington; & 7 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 66, b. Greece; wife [Aglaia daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 50, b. London; daughter Calliope, 33; son John, 23, b. Tulse Hill, Surrey; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 38, stock broker - agent, b. Marseille; & 3 servants.
    • The 1901 England census: 1 Holland Park, Kensington, London, household headed by Isabel Ionides, 47, widow, b. Marseille, British subject; sons Andre A, 24, commercial clerk; Ambrose C, 22, commercial broker; George A, 21, clerk; daughter Aglaia, 20, living on own means, all b. Kensington, London; visitor & 4 servants; and adjacent at 1a Holland Park, household headed by Theodore John Coronios, 72, retired living on own means, b. Syros, British subject; wife Aglaia [daughter of Alexander and Euterpe Ionides], 64; daughter Calliope Sechiari, 44, both b. London; son-in-law Paraskeva Sechiari, 48, banker (Rodocanachi), b. Marseille, naturalized British subject; granddaughter Isabel M., 9, b. London & 4 servants.
    Person ID I217  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 

    Father Alexander Constantine (Constantine) Ionides,   b. 20 Aug 1810, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1890, Windycroft, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Euterpe (Lucas) Sgouta,   b. 20 May 1816, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1892, Windycroft, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1832  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodore John (Zannis) Coronio,   b. 18 Feb 1826, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1903, Central London Railway, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1855  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witness: Constantine A. Ionides.
    Children 
    +1. Calliope Despina (Theodore) Coronio,   b. 27 May 1856, Tulse Hill, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1906, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. John (Theodore) Coronio,   b. 28 Dec 1857, Tulse Hill, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1910, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1834 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1855 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1906 - 1a Holland Park, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Aug 1906 - Greek Orthodox Cemetery, West Norwood, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aglaia Ionides
    Aglaia Ionides
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    photo 2009; the site is now occupied by the Greek Embassy; earlier structures were destroyed by fire. Previously a nursing home, owned by the local Council, sat here. From about 1880 - 1905 the Alexander C. Ionides family lived here.
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    1 Holland Park, Kensington, London
    The Embassy of Greece
    Aglaia Coronio (nee Ionides) 1870
    Aglaia Coronio (nee Ionides) 1870
    Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82); Chalk on Paper
    The Mill by Edward Burne-Jones, 1882
    The Mill by Edward Burne-Jones, 1882
    "The 'Three Graces' in the foreground of The Mill are Aglaia Coronio, Maria Zambaco and Marie Spartali, dancing to the music of love." Caroline Dakers, The Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society, Yale University Press, 1999, p. 113; photo: courtesy Wikipedia.

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for burial plot no. 30480, sq. 28, no. 76 on Greek plan
    Aglaia Coronio 1906 Probate
    Aglaia Coronio 1906 Probate

    Headstones
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Theodore John Coronio (1826-1903), Paraskeva Ambrose Sechiari (1851-1906); Calliope Despina Sechiari (1856-1906); Aglaïa Coronio (1834-1906); photo by Parker Agelasto

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Greeks In Pre-Twentieth Century London, Jonathan Harris, (untold London website), 2006.

    2. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Oct 1977.
      Records of Burials at West Norwood Cemetery

    4. [S78] West Norwood Cemetery registers, London, England.

    5. [S113] "The Ionides - Patrons in Holland Park", Caroline Dakers, (Yale University Press, 1999), 107.

    6. [S114] Edward Burne-Jones, Victorian Artist-dreamer, Stephen Wildman et al., (Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York], 1998), 313.

    7. [S114] Edward Burne-Jones, Victorian Artist-dreamer, Stephen Wildman et al., (Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York], 1998), 138.


  

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